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Transit Workers, Advocates, Agencies to Congress: Without Emergency Funding Transit Systems Face Irreversible Harm

In a letter to Congressional leadership, 36 organizations explained that physical distancing measures, including stay-at-home orders, have taken a serious toll on demand for public transportation services. This, in turn, has placed a major strain on funding sources public transportation agencies traditionally rely on, including farebox revenue and sales tax receipts.

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Shame on White House for Threatening to Veto Transportation Spending Bill

Science has shown us that masks are a public health necessity, not a bargaining chip up for negotiation. That is why transportation workers and their unions called on the Trump administration to mandate masks onboard commercial passenger vehicles. It is shameful that this White House would threaten to veto a transportation funding bill over such a simple, life-saving measure.

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Aviation Labor Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Majority Push for Extension of Payroll Support Program

  Washington, DC – Leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, Allied Pilots Association, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Communications Workers of America, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, Southwest Airlines […]

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Lawmakers Must Fund Critical, Left-Behind Transportation Services

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of funding critical, left-behind transportation services in next COVID-19 package: “As lawmakers work towards another COVID-19 relief bill, we strongly encourage them to support vital transportation services that have now gone months without desperately needed federal support. […]

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House Appropriations FY 2021 Bill Puts Working People First

“We applaud the House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Lowey and Subcommittee Chairman Price for their leadership in crafting an appropriations bill that funds important aspects of our transportation system and preserves and protects good jobs at this critical time in our nation’s history.

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Transportation Labor Applauds Senators Who Call for $32 Billion for America’s Transit Systems

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and a group of 26 U.S. Senators for urging Senate Leadership to prioritize $32 billion in emergency support for our nation’s public transit systems amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis: “We applaud Sen. Robert Menendez […]

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TTD Applauds Passage of the Moving Forward Act

We applaud House passage of the Moving Forward Act, which makes unprecedented investments in our nation’s highways, rail network, public transit systems, ports, and aviation sector. We are also pleased this bill includes needed investments in water and energy infrastructure and funds important modernization efforts at the U.S. Postal Service.

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U.S. airline labor unions seek billions more to extend coronavirus payroll aid as demand remains weak

As reported by Leslie Josephs for CNBC Unions representing tens of thousands of airline employees asked lawmakers on Thursday for $32 billion in additional government aid to maintain their jobs through the end of March, as air travel demand remains low because of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, as well as airline […]

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Aviation Labor Leaders: Without Extension of CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Mass Layoffs Inevitable

Washington, DC — In a letter to Congressional leadership, the leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), are calling on lawmakers […]

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The INVEST in America Act Prioritizes the Needs of our Transportation System, Frontline Workers

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding passage of the INVEST in America Act: “We applaud the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for putting the needs of working families first by passing the INVEST in America Act. By making unprecedented investments into our nation’s […]

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